Product lighting


Working on my product shots lighting techniques. Always been inspired shooting product shots by watching Karl Taylor do his. This one here was a little simple. Flash in the back aiming towards the bottom and a beauty dish lighting the front. 

The Jack was gone, so that's Iced Tea in the bottle. 

Mandy Rockette


Got to shoot my friend Mandy Rockette and well... 



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Tiffany Tattooz


I shot the incredibly, amazingly talented Tiffany Tattooz for my client Pantheon Prints. They came up with this shirt, Natural By Nature which is also available here... Pantheon Prints

Shout out to Treach and Vinny of Naughty By Nature who also shared the photo on social media and showed love to it.

 For this shirt and to see more of their work, click the link above. 

BOSTON


I'll be in Boston Oct. 17th through the 28th. I'll be available for all day shooting on Oct. 22 - 23rd. If your interested in booking a shoot, email me at PhotoByJamesJ@gmail.com

Natajah GOLD


This shoot with Natajah (Make up by Natalie Roye... @natalies_kissandmakeup ) was one that took me out of my comfort zone. I've never had that interest to really get into the graphic work. I've seen friends literally spend hours at the least, going into the next day on one image, It's just not my type of work. I gave it a shot for this shoot that Natalie had to do Natajah in all gold, and I'm happy with the image above.

The shoot was a lot of fun, Tajah and I arrived at Natalies home and we set up for the shoot. We started occasionally doing the gold tears first before leading into the rest of the paint. It was so much fun with a lot of laughs and 90's RnB music playing. Check out the behind the scenes photo below, along with the rest of the images.







#DNCPHILLY 2016



For a few years now, I've been wanting to try out journalism photography. Of course, it's not like shooting a model where lighting is set, and the once your ready you can shoot. This is, get it right now or it's gone. With the DNC coming to Philly.... I knew I was gonna be shooting the protesters. Everyone told me I was crazy. While people were trying to get out of philly, I was trying to find the fastest way to the Wells Fargo Center everyday.

I wanted to catch what the media didn't show, While having my own photos of the historical election that I can turn and look back on for many years to come. I can say that with all of the protesting, everything was respectful that I saw. In the photo above a young protester refused to get off the sidewalk, I was later threatened to be arrested for taking the photo and had to walk to the Oregon Street train station to head back home to New Jersey.

I don't know where journalism photography will take me, It's just something I had an interest in, and I'm very proud of these photos. Thank you to Septa for acknowledging one of my photos on all of my social media. Here's what I shot... enjoy :)






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